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KZN taxi drivers arrested for speed

2012-02-12 20:17

Johannesburg - Two KwaZulu-Natal taxi drivers have been arrested for speeding, the department of transport said on Sunday.

One of the drivers was caught going 151km/h and the other at 141km/h, said spokesperson Logan Maistry.

"Both drivers were arrested [on Saturday] near the Tongaat River Bridge. The maximum permissible speed for a mini-bus taxi is 100km/h," he said.

Both men would appear in court on Monday.

Maistry said police arrested 8 507 motorists in January as part of the ongoing million-a-month vehicle check instituted by Transport Minister Sibusiso Ndebele.

Over half of the arrests were for outstanding warrants of arrest.

There were 1 762 arrests for drinking and driving and the rest were for, among other things, excessive speeding, overloading, false documentation and reckless and negligent driving.

Comments
  • seanpresherhughes_1 - 2012-02-12 22:47

    Thank goodness, someone listened to my plea! This is to all TAXI DRIVERS - now that you know what the little yello sticker on the back of your death traps mean - Stick to the f.... ng speed limit and that is 100km/h for taxis!!! KZN Officials - Congratulations for clamping down on these calous death traps with no regard to human life! Please keep it up, I'll support you all the way!!!

  • robert.m.sylvester - 2012-02-13 07:34

    WELL DONE TRAFFIC OFFICERS This is indeed keeping death off the roads. Who knows - perhaps you have already prevented another two accidents.

  • Dean - 2012-02-13 07:44

    Good to hear that these okes were arrested. 2 more scumbags off our roads... many more to go still... come to Gauteng and do the same thing please. Because apparently the roads here belong to these inconsiderate drivers and the road rules mean nothing to them - a red robot is nothing more than an inconvenience to these guys and a yellow lane is an opportunity not to be missed!!

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